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2015

Amazon given green light for U.S. drone tests, inches toward 'Prime Air' delivery

Thursday March 19, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday granted Amazon permission to conduct experimental unmanned aircraft operations in U.S. airspace, marking a significant step forward in the company's plans to roll out a drone delivery service.

Apple issues iPhoto update in preparation of Photos, security fixes for OS X Yosemite

Thursday March 19, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a trio of software updates for Mac owners, including a bug and compatibility fix for iPhoto, and twin security updates for OS X 10.10.2, matched to different hardware.

Free LG optical drive, Free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones, and up to $354 off all mid-2014 BTO MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Thursday March 19, 2015

Adorama and AppleInsider are give away $200 in accessories -- a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones -- with the purchase of BTO mid-2014 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (with fresh price drops on 13" models). Readers can also pair the offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

iMovie gains haptic feedback on Apple's new Force Touch trackpads

Thursday March 19, 2015

iMovie has become the first of Apple's apps to receive support for haptic feedback via the new Force Touch trackpad, providing a glimpse of Apple's plans for the technology.

Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer on luxury Android Wear smartwatch to counter Apple Watch

Thursday March 19, 2015

At today's inauguration of the Baselworld 2015 watch and jewelry expo in Switzerland, watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel on a new luxury smartwatch, due to launch sometime before the end of 2015.

US streaming music revenues eclipse CD sales for first time, as rebrand of Apple's Beats looms

Thursday March 19, 2015

Revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

Fast, luxurious & sensible: What the personal vehicles of Apple execs could mean for an Apple Car

Thursday March 19, 2015

With rumors of an Apple Car comes speculation about its potential design, and AppleInsider took a look at the personal vehicles drive by some of Apple's top executives to see how that might influence the company's thinking.

Sony Vue streaming TV service launches on PlayStation in select markets, coming soon to iPad

Thursday March 19, 2015

Sony's new Internet-based streaming TV service Vue is now available on PlayStation consoles in select markets, and will be coming soon to Apple's iPad, as cable cutting options available to consumers continue to grow.

Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store, Pixelmator for iPad gets watercolors

Thursday March 19, 2015

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.

Apple stock officially begins trading as member of Dow Jones Industrial Average

Thursday March 19, 2015

The world's most valuable company is now a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Apple officially became a part of the index at the start of trading on Thursday.

Third-party Apple Watch housing promises underwater capabilities, duo dock charges Watch and iPhone

Thursday March 19, 2015

Third-party accessory maker designed by many on Thursday revealed plans for an Apple Watch housing line that offers protection from water, shock and dust, as well as a separate combination dock for simultaneous charging with iPhone.

Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

Thursday March 19, 2015

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.

Study: 6% of iPhone 6 owners have used touchless Apple Pay in stores, 85% have not

Wednesday March 18, 2015

According to market research firm InfoScout, some six percent of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have used Apple Pay to make a touchless transaction, while 85 percent have yet to try the service.

Apple iOS 8 distribution hits 77% as Google's Android remains bifurcated

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Earlier this week, Apple released fresh statistics regarding iOS 8 distribution, showing 77 percent of devices run the latest version of its most recent operating system.

Apple releases Safari 7.1.5, and 6.2.5 betas to developers with new features and bug fixes

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Apple on Wednesday seeded a round of Safari betas to developers for testing, following up on a version for OS X 10.10 Yosemite that contained references to the upcoming Photos app.

Vine gains offline viewing mode, Camera+ gets widget support in latest updates

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Twitter's Vine app got an update on Wednesday that brings background video caching support for offline viewing, while popular photo app Camera+ now sports full iPhone 6 and 6 Plus optimization and a quick access Notification Center widget.

BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says obstacles present to deeper partnership

Wednesday March 18, 2015

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.

B&H Photo's Manhattan superstore opens prestigious Apple-authorized mini-store

Wednesday March 18, 2015

This week, B&H Photo Video's Midtown Manhattan superstore became the first of its kind to have an Apple-sanctioned store-within-a-store, showcasing the electronics maker's full lineup of Macs, iPads, Beats and accessories in Apple's familiar retail style.

Apple's subscription TV service predicted to cost below $40 to compete with cable providers

Wednesday March 18, 2015

With Apple's anticipated subscription television service said to be targeting a price between $30 and $40 per month, one analyst has predicted that the company will come in on the low end of that range, or else risk pricing itself out of the market.

China Unicom, China Telecom to start selling 4G models of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27

Wednesday March 18, 2015

China Unicom and China Telecom will begin selling 4G LTE-capable versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27, the two wireless carriers announced on Wednesday.